HERMAN MELVILLE His clipped signature, with his portrait, two first day covers of stamps honoring him, and a picture of a whale. One of the rarest of all signatures! Signature: "Herman Melville", 4½x4, with four unsigned items: a printed portrait of Melville; two first day covers of stamps honoring him; and a color illustration of a whale, presumably Moby Dick. Herman Melville (1819-1891, born in New York City) worked at a young age as a cabin boy and sailor on merchant vessels. During an unsuccessful whaling expedition, he took part in a mutiny, was jailed and escaped. His seafaring inspired many of his later works, including Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life (1846), Omoo, a Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas (1847) and his masterpiece, Moby Dick (1851). Moby Dick, unlike his earlier works, was neither a critical or financial success. Melville's later writings, such as Pierre (1852), The Confidence Man (1857) and the short stories Bartleby the Scrivener and The Encantadas reflected his despair and contempt for society's corruption, hypocrisy and materialism. Melville took a break from writing to work as a customs read more...
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PETER BENCHLEY 12x20 color movie poster for the 1975 film Jaws. Poster signed: "Peter Benchley." Color, 12x20. Poster created for the re-release of the 1975 thriller, Jaws, written by Benchley who has drawn a shark's head beneath his signature. read more...
Sale Price $425.00
RAY BRADBURY Ray Bradbury signs a 17x22 poster for the movie adaptation of his novel Something Wicked This Way Comes by Walt Disney Productions. Poster inscribed and signed: "To/Marcia!/& Ray!/Many Happy/Years!/From/Ray Bradbury/Jan. 1, 1984". Color, 17x22. read more...
Sale Price $391.00
TOM CLANCY Tom Clancy signs a color 17¾x24 poster advertising four of his books. Poster signed: "Tom Clancy". Color 17¾x24. Advertisement for The Hunt For Red October, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games, and The Cardinal of the Kremlin read more...
Sale Price $374.00
DEBI GLLIORI Signed 11½x16½ poster of the Scottish children's book author, writer of the Mr. Bear series. Inscribed poster signed: "Irene--keep on going--with best wishes/from/Debi Gliori/November 2000" in blue ink. Color, 11½x16½. Captioned for Orchard Books in lower margin. read more...
Sale Price $153.00
STEPHEN KING Stephen King signs a 24x18 limited edition poster numbered 230 titled "Letters from Hell" . Poster signed: "Stephen King", 24x18. Titled: "Letters from Hell". ©1988, Stephen King. Captioned at lower margin: The Lord John Press, Northridge, California. Numbered No. "230". read more...
Sale Price $658.75
MARIO PUZO 7x11 b/w poster for the 10¢ Robert Frost stamp, signed by author Mario Puzo Poster signed: "Mario Puzo". B/w, 7x11. Poster for the 10-cent Robert Frost Stamp imprinted with Frost's poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". read more...
Sale Price $170.00